Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

A team of researchers in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone. Researchers believe that this device can speed up efforts to uncover brain diseases ...

Aug 7

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Meal timing strategies appear to lower appetite, improve fat burning

Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies like intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the day help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories. This study shows how meal timing affects 24-hour energy ...

Aug 7

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Prenatal Parental Stress Linked to Behaviour Problems in Toddlers

The wellbeing of both parents before, during and after a pregnancy is crucial for their child to develop healthily. Recent studies have discovered that stress or conflict between parents during these periods can lead to emotional struggles in the ...

Aug 6

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Couple Counseling, Pregnancy & Birthing

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People Who Eat Dark Chocolate Less Likely to be Depressed

Consuming dark chocolate is associated with improved moods and reduction of depressive symptoms, as it contains certain psychoactive ingredients that can help to boost the individual’s mood.

Aug 6

Categories: Depression

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Scientists find clue to ‘maternal instinct’

Oxytocin is referred to as the love hormone and is associated with social and maternal behaviour.

Aug 5

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High levels of estrogen in the womb linked to autism

Research adds further evidence to support the prenatal sex steroid theory of autism first proposed 20 years ago.

Aug 3

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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Compound Found in Red Wine Opens Door for New Treatments for ...

Having a glass of red wine to ease up after a stressful day might just be a good idea, but the secret is not in the alcohol. Resveratrol, a plant compound responsible for the relaxing benefits of red wine, has been found to be a good option for the ...

Aug 2

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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School Readiness Impaired in Preschoolers with ADHD Symptoms

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often less ready for school than their peers, due to impairment in various areas such as social development and learning approaches. As such, there is a need to identify children who ...

Aug 2

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Weight Stigma in Men Associated with Harmful Health Consequences

Experiencing weight stigma can lead to depressive symptoms and poor health behaviors in males, resulting in negative impacts on their health. Although our society tends to associate weight-related stigma with women, it is important to understand ...

Aug 1

Categories: Other

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Stressed at School? Art Therapy Reduces Teenage Girls' Headaches

High levels of stress experienced by youths are mainly due to pressure from schooling. As a result, schools have implemented mindfulness-based programs for their students to de-stress. Art-based mindfulness has been proven to be one of the more ...

Aug 1

Categories: Mindfulness, Stress Management

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Brains work in sync during music therapy

Researchers have been able to demonstrate that the brains of a patient and therapist become synchronised during a music therapy session, a breakthrough that could improve future interactions between patients and therapists.

Jul 31

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Prenatal allergies prompt sexual changes in offspring

New research suggests that a single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime. It has been found that female rats born to mothers exposed to an allergen during pregnancy ...

Jul 31

Categories: Child Development

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New cause of cell aging discovered

Scientists have began studying the reasons why cells age in hopes to design treatments for better aging.

Jul 30

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Taxing sweet snacks may bring greater health benefits than taxing ...

Taxing sweet snacks could lead to broader reductions in the amount of sugar purchased than similar increases in the price of sugar-sweetened drinks. The research team from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the University of Cambridge ...

Jul 29

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Too much caffeine during pregnancy may damage baby’s liver

Studies have indicated that prenatal caffeine intake of 300mg/day or more in women, which is approximately 2 to 3 cups of coffee per day, can result in lower birth weights of their children.

Jul 29

Categories: Child Development

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